Haunted Places in Alcester, South Dakota



  • 0

    Akron Gold and Silver

    Akron, Iowa

    13.8 miles from Alcester, SD

    Some say not all the guests are going home at closing time at Akron Gold and Silver, a fine antiques and estate collectable shop in downtown Akron Iowa. A neighboring business owner heard a male voice after hours calling their dog by it's name "Sandy" after hours when the building ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Akron Area Museum

    Akron, Iowa

    14 miles from Alcester, SD

    The Akron Area Museum, formerly the home of the Ross Family is haunted some say by the Materiach, Mrs. Lucille Ross. The 100% volunteer staffed museum has had many members experience cold drafts, noises and a feeling of a presence around the main stairway and formal dining room ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Daneville Inn

    Viborg, South Dakota

    25 miles from Alcester, SD

    There are reports at this historic building of people seeing a strange glowing apparition floating through the main bar area when the building has closed down for the night. Strange noises and disembodied footsteps have also been heard when there is no one around. It is unclear whether the inn ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Gitchie Manitou State Preserve

    Larchwood, Iowa

    32.7 miles from Alcester, SD

    The 1973 Gitchie Manitou Murders involved an attack on a group of five teenagers at Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County, Iowa. Four of the teenagers were killed and a fifth was raped. We have been there several times and have got many voices and apparitions. I was ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Calvary Cemetery

    Sioux City, Iowa

    35.9 miles from Alcester, SD

    Visitors to this cemetery have experienced an unexplained ringing in their ears and the feeling of cobwebs draped over their faces. It is said that these sensations strengthen the closer one gets to a certain grave, one that has a headstone carved from part of a tree. Local legend has ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    715 South Phillips Avenue

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    36.1 miles from Alcester, SD

    This historic apartment block is believed to be haunted by the apparition of a barefooted man, who has been seen wandering through the corridors. Other paranormal activity reported includes disembodied footsteps, cold spots, ghostly voices and bizarre knocking noises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


    Read more »
  • 0

    Washington Pavilion

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    36.4 miles from Alcester, SD

    Locals tell of a construction worker who died after falling into an elevator shaft. Witnesses have described the unexplained sound of ghostly footsteps and an eerie feeling of being watched.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Pettigrew House Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    36.8 miles from Alcester, SD

    This historic mansion was built in 1889, and those on guided tours of the building may get more than they bargained for. The building is rumoured to be haunted by the wife of a former attorney who owned the building. Staff claim to have seen her inspecting the building, and ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Orpheum Theatre Center

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    36.9 miles from Alcester, SD

    At the 1913 Orpheum Theater, a deceased actor's ghost is said to linger. Nicknamed Larry, the unknown and angry ghost was first noticed by living actors around 1960. Larry was known to blow fuses and drop sandbags onto living actors. And in 1972, a technical director heard a loud noise ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Old Minnehaha Courthouse Museum

    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    37 miles from Alcester, SD

    This historic courthouse is now the county museum, and is believed to be haunted by many different spirits. Staff and visitors claim to have heard someone falling down the stairs, and have heard disembodied footsteps walking between various rooms. Various visitors have also seen an elderly man sweeping one of ...


    Read more »

  • Ghost Dogs of the South
    Randy Russell
  • 0

    Sioux City Municipal Auditorium

    Sioux City, Iowa

    38.4 miles from Alcester, SD

    Legend has it that Rodriguez, an electrician who was electrocuted in the 1940s during the building of the auditorium, haunts the area by flickering the lights and turning them off and on. There are also cold spots felt near the site of his death. The ghost of a 12-year-old boy ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    KD Station

    Sioux City, Iowa

    38.9 miles from Alcester, SD

    The building started out in 1915 as a meat-packing plant, but changed hands to a packing operation. In 1949 a gas leak and resulting explosion killed several people. Later on, the spot became a shopping center, and it is here that strange happenings have been reported. Lights turn on by ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Dakota Theatre

    Yankton, South Dakota

    39.9 miles from Alcester, SD

    This historic theatre opened in 1902,changed owners and names on several occasions. Theatre patrons and cast have reported sighting a spectral face floating through the seating area after closing hours, as well as feeling cold spots, hearing screams and a bloodstains which appears during certain productions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


    Read more »
  • 0

    Dimmitt Hall - Morningside College

    Sioux City, Iowa

    40 miles from Alcester, SD

    Residents of this dorm have reported hearing a girl choking and gagging at night. Also, an apparition of a crying woman has been seen walking down the hall. She is said to be the ghost of a girl who committed suicide by hanging herself from the heating pipes in her ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Leflur / Lefler House

    Sioux City, Iowa

    40.3 miles from Alcester, SD

    Reports may differ as to spell the name of the locally famous haunted house, but its merit as a haunted site is hard to argue. Several murders have taken place on the premises. Phenomena reported include a red glow seen upstairs, a very cold attic (even in the heat of ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Mount Marty College

    Yankton, South Dakota

    40.6 miles from Alcester, SD

    Ghosts said to haunted this campus include construction workers who fiddle with the electricity, showers and water fountains; a nun; a music teacher; and numerous other apparitions. Students say Whitby Hall was so haunted that is was closed down, and it contains a ghost of a man in gray polyester ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Graceland Park Cemetery

    Sioux City, Iowa

    41.5 miles from Alcester, SD

    It is said that orbs of light can be seen here, but visitors trying to take pictures report that they feel a bit disoriented and find that their cameras mysteriously fail to work until they leave the area.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Lottie's Grave - Taylor Cemetery

    Homer, Nebraska

    45.7 miles from Alcester, SD

    Some say Lottie haunts the cemetery and that a curse will befall those who visit her gravesite. In some stories, Lottie was murdered, was a witch, or was run over by a car. Many tales abound, such as one that says shortly after her burial, thieves tried to dig up ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Argo Hotel

    Crofton, Nebraska

    48.2 miles from Alcester, SD

    According to local legend, the ghost of a young girl who died in the basement can be seen here. Folks also say a baby's skeleton was found within the lounge walls during remodeling, and a ghostly mother is said to wail looking for her baby. Pictures also are said to ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Palace Theatre

    Luverne, Minnesota

    48.6 miles from Alcester, SD

    The Palace Theater was built by Herman Jochims in 1915, and his wife Maude played piano to accompany the silent films shown there. Her ghost is said to remain here playing the pipe organ, even though it no longer works. Both Herman and Maude have been seen as apparitions, and ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Cherokee Mental Health Institute Cemetery

    Cherokee, Iowa

    56.1 miles from Alcester, SD

    Behind the MHI on the north side there Is a locked gate about 4 feet tall, if you follow that path down about a foot ball field distance you should cross a small bridge,and there is a small cemetery that is home to nameless graves. It is said that if you ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Wayne State College - Neihardt Hall

    Wayne, Nebraska

    57.3 miles from Alcester, SD

    Neihardt Hall is said to be haunted by Cora, a young woman who committed suicide in the basement. Also, the ghost of a girl who was electrocuted while playing with a ball near bare electrical wires is said to haunt the tunnels between the dorms.


    Read more »
  • 0

    American Theatre

    Cherokee, Iowa

    57.8 miles from Alcester, SD

    Staff at the theatre maintain that it is haunted by previous owner Mr. Goldie. A seat has been seen rocking, slowly, all by itself, and it is said that the theatre's employees have many more stories to tell.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Ghost Bridge of Logan Creek

    Pender, Nebraska

    64.4 miles from Alcester, SD

    Local legend tells of an early-1900s train that was held up by vigilantes chasing down a hired hand who murdered the family that employed him. The train bridge used to cross the Logan Creek, and from this former trestle, the man was hanged. Residents say sometimes a ghost bridge appears ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Libby's Steakhouse

    Springfield, South Dakota

    65 miles from Alcester, SD

    Some say the basement of Libby’s Steakhouse, formerly Hoch Drugstore, was haunted by the ghost of a girl, whose apparition was glimpsed once. Witnesses say bowls will fall over if the basement door is left open, and folks have noticed an uneasy feeling on the basement stairs. Rumor has it ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Blackbird Hill

    Alcester, Nebraska

    67.2 miles from Alcester, SD

    The burial place of Omaha Indian Chief Blackbird, said to be buried here sitting upright on his horse, is rumored to be haunted. And it's old -- folks say in 1804, famed explorers Lewis and Clark visited this gravesite, leaving behind decorations to commemorate him. But the ghost here is ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Calumet Historic Hotel

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    69.4 miles from Alcester, SD

    This historic hotel was erected during the nineteenth century to serve as a railroad stopover for the railway industry which at the time was the lifeblood of the township. The hotel featured two especially haunted rooms, which are always in demand by paranormal investigators and enthusiasts visiting the very ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Pipestone County Museum

    Pipestone, Minnesota

    69.4 miles from Alcester, SD

    Housed in a building that was once the city hall, the museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little blonde girl who appears wearing a blue 19th-century dress and white apron. Footsteps and stomping are also heard, and reports say the ghost of the old doctor ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Bega Cemetery

    Stanton, Nebraska

    72.4 miles from Alcester, SD


    Read more »
  • 0

    Stage Coach Inn

    Ida Grove, Iowa

    74.4 miles from Alcester, SD

    The Stage Coach Inn was built in 1856 by John and Martha Moorhead; The Inn served a stage coach stop and the first court house in Ida County Iowa and was also the church, School as well as the first hospital in Ida grove were amputations sometimes accrued on the ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Moose Pond

    Spencer, Iowa

    75.7 miles from Alcester, SD

    Locals tell a story of harrowing events that happen at 8:47 p.m. on December 23. If you visit the iced-over pond on that night, you can hear pounding on the ice and hear the screams of a young boy trapped beneath the ice. According to the story, the young boy ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Swope Hall - Buena Vista University

    Storm Lake, Iowa

    76.6 miles from Alcester, SD

    A ghost named Mary is said to haunt this hall. Legend says her house once stood in the very spot where Swope Hall stands today. She died of lead poisoning, which caused her to become mentally unstable and leap from a 3rd-story window. Phenomema experienced here involve the opening and ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    South Dakota State University - Doner Auditorium

    Brookings, South Dakota

    90 miles from Alcester, SD

    The ghost who haunts Doner Auditorium is believed to be a former janitor who fell to his death in 1919 from an alcove that housed an organ. After that, the organ played randomly on its own until it was dismantled. The ghost still walks, though, tinkering with the electricity and ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Clarkson Historical Opera House

    Clarkson, Nebraska

    93.1 miles from Alcester, SD

    Local residents and employees have reported hearing ghostly laughter and seeing apparitions in period clothing wandering around the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Hotel Cafe and Saloon

    Scribner, Nebraska

    93.6 miles from Alcester, SD

    The 1901 Hotel Cafe and Saloon, now operating as a restaurant, is believed to be haunted by victims of murders or suicides thought to have occurred in the building. On the second and third floors, witnesses have seen shadow figures, heard unexplained voices and felt cold spots.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Dana College

    Blair, Nebraska

    104.5 miles from Alcester, SD

    Dana College dates back to 1884, but was recently shut down and sold in 2010 due to financial problems. Latest word has it that the college will be refurbished and reopened around 2015-2016. Back in its heyday though, there were a number of places on campus said to be haunted. ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Historic Klondike Hotel

    Manilla, Iowa

    105.7 miles from Alcester, SD

    The Klondike Hotel was built on the street that in 1897 was named Railroad Street. It faced to the west toward the bustling Milwaukee tracks and depot. An access road was completed shortly after the hotel was built which directly connected the Hotel with the Depot. The ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Earling Exorcism

    Earling, Iowa

    106 miles from Alcester, SD

    Earling is famous for a 1928 exorcism that lasted more than 3 weeks. A local Franciscan convent was the setting for the ceremony; the target was the demons inhabiting Emma Schmidt. As Roman Catholic Capuchin Theophilus Riesinger worked, Emma is said to have flown across the room and clung to ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Platte Center Creek

    Platte Center, Nebraska

    112.2 miles from Alcester, SD

    The hauntings here are said to be caused by three men who, in the early 1900s, were buried alive when a cave they dug into the creek bed collapsed. Apparitions of all three men are said to show up at night, digging by lantern light. After working a few minutes, ...


    Read more »


» Cemeteries near Alcester, SD

» Find museums in Alcester, SD